2015 Innovation Summit Top Award Winners Announced

Connecticut Technology Council Honors Most Promising Tech Companies at Ninth Annual Connecticut Innovation Summit

Tech Companies To Watch Showcased – Eight Winners Named

HARTFORD, Conn. (November 11, 2015) – More than 450 entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, service providers, and tech talent gathered on NovembInnovationSummitHomeBoxer 10, 2015, at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the ninth annual Connecticut Innovation Summit: a gathering of entrepreneurship and growth and a place to learn about and celebrate Connecticut’s most promising tech companies. The 113 exhibiting Tech Companies To Watch were identified by CTC as having the best potential to be a successful enterprise. The 2015 event was produced in concert with the Angel Investor Forum, BEACON, Connecticut Innovations, Crossroads Venture Group, and CURE.

The day concluded with eight top awards presented in the following categories:

  1. Most Promising Bioscience CompanyAncera of Branford.
    Ancera provides rapid, point-of-need testing for food and clinical markets.
  2. Most Promising Consumer Products & Advanced Manufacturing CompanyROAR Athletic Performance Company of Milford.
    ROAR Athletic Performance has developed an innovative, ultra-light, carbon fiber insole called the XG4, designed specifically to improve athletic performance.
  3. Most Promising Energy, Environment or Green Tech Company Fresh Farm Aquaponics Inc. of South Glastonbury.
    Fresh Farm Aquaponics is feeding the world with smart aquaponics technology.
  4. Most Promising Medical Device CompanyAvitus Orthopaedics of Farmington.
    Avitus Orthopaedics is a med-tech startup developing better orthopaedic and spinal surgery solutions.
  5. Most Promising New Media, Internet, or Telecom CompanyCircleLink Health of Stamford.
    CircleLink Health helps people with chronic conditions stay healthy by engaging them through a clinical call center and mobile app.
  6. Most Promising Software Company Diameter Health of Farmington.
    Diameter Health provides predictive analytics from certified Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
  7. Most Promising Product or SolutionRSL Advanced Lighting Technologies of East Hartford.
    RSL is a manufacturer and integrator of fiber optic illumination and sensing systems.
  8. Pitch-Off WinnerAvitus Orthopaedics of Farmington.
    Avitus Orthopaedics is a med-tech startup developing better orthopaedic and spinal surgery solutions.

The event featured a funding fair, resources area and coworking lounge where attendees could meet with Connecticut investment sources and other resources. This included venture capital firms, banks, angel groups, incubators, coworking spaces, law firms, insurance companies, and other professional services with practices or focuses in the tech sector.

Simultaneously, all attendees were invited to participate in four workshops offered throughout the day.  Workshops focused on angel investment, non-diluted funding, startups challenges, and talent acquisition.

The highlight of the day was the Tech Company To Watch expo where the 113 companies showed off their technology and innovations to interested attendees. This is where Tech Companies To Watch connected with potential investors and customers. For a complete list of this year’s Tech Companies To Watch, visit www.CT.org.

This year’s event was made possible by presenting sponsor Cantor Colburn LLP. Supporting sponsors included the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Dilworth IP, Fiserv, Frontier Communications, HB Live, Horizon Technology Finance, Innovation Destination Hartford, Murtha Cullina, The Nessa Group, Pitney Bowes, STV/DPM, TriNet, UIL Holdings Corporation, and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.

About CTC

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology-oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for over 2,000 companies that employ some 200,000 residents, the Connecticut Technology Council seeks to provide a strong and urgent voice in support of the creation of a culture of innovation. This includes working to position Connecticut as a leader in idea creation, workforce preparation, entrepreneurial aptitude, early stage risk capital availability and providing on-going support and mentoring to high potential firms. Online at: www.CT.org.


Kaitlyn Mode
Marketing Manager
Connecticut Technology Council
(860) 289-0878 x338

One Response to “2015 Innovation Summit Top Award Winners Announced”

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